Davidya.ca

Davidya.ca

Explorations of Life and Enlightenment

Welcome!

Blue featherMy name is David “Davidya” Buckland.

This site explores what it means to live life approaching, transitioning, and living in post-personal stages of development; what we often call enlightenment. These stages build on more familiar stages of personal development studied by psychology and biology.

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This site began in 2007 and contains thousands of articles. During that time, my perspective has grown and I’ve changed how I see and describe our potential unfolding. This evolution continues. You won’t find a list of correct concepts or truths but ways of seeing the spiritual journey, oneself, and the world. Old articles don’t become wrong, I just add other perspectives. Use them to support your journey but don’t confuse a map with the road. Let your direct experience guide you.

And now, the latest blog posts…

Dreaming

Dream state is a curious place. Mainly, dreams are about processing your day. Mental digestion, we could say. It can also be processing some unresolved past. Like digesting food, it all gets mushed together. An …

The Depths of Action

Action: why is it unfathomable? Partly the complexity of all the interconnected threads of interrelated doings. What we each do affects many others in vast ways we’re usually unaware of. For example, we buy a …

Becoming

I’ve used the above model many times to illustrate the primary dynamic in consciousness. Awareness becoming aware of itself. That then leads to all expression. However, this is a considerable simplification of the dynamics in …

In With The Bad

Our mind naturally categorizes experiences. This helps us make choices, feel safe, and in control. However, this habit of compartmentalization and labelling can become an issue when we get too black and white, too polarized. …

End Times

Some are talking like we’re in end times: climate change with crazy weather, floods and fires, a global pandemic, unrest, exaggerated political polarities, growing financial inequality, and more. Such events have marked the end of …

The Primary Contractions

Over the years on the blog I’ve talked about the primary centres for release: what Adyashanti called Head, Heart, & Gut. They’re often the primary identifications of the individual ego, what I’ve also called the …

Yoga Sutra 2: Q&A

After the Yoga Sutra talk, I did a Q&A with students. These were on the broader implications of Yoga philosophy. To simplify the permissions process for making this public, I’ve placed a graphic over everyone …

Yoga Sutra Talk

Dr. Shelley Thomas, a language professor at Middle Tennessee State University, offers a class on awakening. They cover some of the primary world literature on the topic. Previously, they’ve invited academics to speak on the …